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Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) is a not-for-profit and non-statutory corporation designated by the HKSAR Government to administer the registration of Internet domain names under .hk and .香港 country-code top level domains. HKIRC provides registration services through its registrars for domain names ending with,,,,,, 公司.香港, .組織.香港, .政府.香港, .教育.香港, .網絡.香港, .個人.香港, .hk and .香港.


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Mission Statement


HKIRC is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to providing, and supervising the provision of .hk and .香港 Internet domain names registration, resolution and related services in an uninterrupted, effective, customer-centric and sustainable manner. In addition, HKIRC promotes Hong Kong as an inclusive, secure, innovative and international city for the Internet and encourages the use of Internet and the related technologies.




HKIRC is committed to serve the Internet community of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as the global Internet community, in relation to the administration of domain names under the .hk and .香港 country-code top-level domains. The objectives of HKIRC are:


  • to promote Hong Kong as an international centre for e-commerce and to encourage for the benefit of the Hong Kong community a better understanding and use of the Internet and related technology;
  • to develop the administration of Internet domain names in Hong Kong;
  • to administer a registration system for all levels of Internet domain names under the Hong Kong country code .hk and its other equivalents and to establish and develop a self-regulatory framework in respect of such registration system;
  • to accredit and monitor the performance of registrars providing services for registration of all levels of Internet domain names under the .hk and .香港;
  • to administer and manage the allocation and assignment of Internet Protocol addresses in Hong Kong;
  • to liaise with local and international bodies on issues relating to the development and administration of domain name systems and Internet Protocol addresses;
  • to develop and establish a policy framework for the development and administration of Internet domain names under the .hk and its other equivalents; and
  • to establish appropriate complaints handling and dispute resolution processes which provide for conciliation or redress of grievances on matters associated with the administration or use of Internet domain names under the .hk and its other equivalents.


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